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Sunday, February 19, 2017

The weekly columnists in The Free Press are a great source of news and opinion - both local and global. Click on one below to start your journey.

  • Writing about the bumbling chaos that has enveloped Donald Trump’s not-yet-a-month-old presidency — on a Wednesday morning when it won’t get published till Thursday — is like reporting on the impact of a just-occurred major . . .
  • Some worry that Donald Trump’s first Supreme Court appointment will follow Antonin Scalia on values issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage. Yes, he could, but what we really have to worry about is our bulwark against . . .
  • As we get through our little bit of hard-core winter, my favorite thing in life may be something I haven’t got. This thing that makes me smile is an absence, a negative, a trouble that isn’t mine: I do not have to commute. . . .
  • th, the coast of Maine was a little blah this year. The landscape looked like the grey, brown and black scenes of my youth in Rhode Island, where winter . . .
  • Q: I need some help in curbing my anger towards my kids or, at least, learning what’s acceptable and what’s out of line. I blame one of my kids a lot, because he can’t seem to do anything right. He’s never ready on time, he doesn’t do . . .
  • A very wonderful Vermont author, Howard Frank Mosher, died last week, just days after the publication of his final book, “Points North.” Mosher wrote many award-winning novels, as well as “Where the Rivers Flow North,” one of the . . .
  • There was a time when getting on an airliner was not only glamorous, but fun. Flying involved hot meals served at regular intervals, lots of beverages, offers of pillows and blankets and quite often, empty seats right next to your own. . . .
  • The Way Rice Should Be: Dumplings
    Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, fell on January 28th this year and will be celebrated all throughout the next 15 days. Chinese New Year is the most important holiday celebrated among the Chinese and Asian . . .
  • “What is truth?” It’s a question that we’ve all pondered. It is a question that has been pondered since human beings evolved the requisite physical brain infrastructure to foster the intellectual capacity to ponder such things. It is a question . . .
  • We Americans are not a servile people. We did not, this last November, anoint a new master, some deus ex machina to descend into our midst to rule us, or bless us, to determine our passive fate by scribbling it on the back of a . . .
  • Faces of Our Homeless: Cindy & Rob
    “They call it a double-wide but walk around and there is nothing double-wide about it. It’s a beautiful house,” Rob says, as he and Cindy lead a visitor through the mud, past the yellow construction tape, and up the temporary . . .
  • I doubt my canoeing companion would have so readily shared a prime fiddlehead location if it hadn’t taken three days to get there. In a swamp where the skunk cabbage was in full leaf and . . .
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